Personal Injury

Our client suffered catastrophic injuries including an amputation of his left arm at work while operating a large milling machine into which he fell. We alleged that the employer deliberately disabled the interlock device (“kill” switch) which would turn off the powerful rotational spindle and operating table when the door was opened to inspect the set up. It […]

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Our client was a 28 year old married male whose foreman instructed him to go up on the roof  of a condominium unit under construction to sweep away some freshly fallen snow before other roofers arrived for work. Unbeknownst to our client and his supervisor, employees working for another subcontractor had cut holes in the […]

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 Ohio Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Law In past blogs, we have pointed out significant differences between the types of damages recoverable in an Ohio workers compensation case and in an Ohio personal injury case. A recent workers compensation case decided by the Ohio Supreme Court reinforces the limited recovery for psychological conditions which develop […]

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Ohio Courts Limit Employer Intentional Tort Lawsuits

by Dean Pavick on February 7, 2014

Under Ohio law, employers who negligently cause on the job injuries to employees cannot be held liable for damages in a negligence action. However, employers, in limited cases, may be held liable for an intentional tort action for directly causing injuries to an employee which occur in the workplace. The first type of  an employer intentional tort action […]

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Personal Injury/Property/Chainsaw Accident

by Dean Pavick on August 26, 2013

Our client was a 56 year old man who was using a chainsaw to cut up fallen trees and branches lying on the ground of a woods in Portage County owned by his uncle. His uncle was also using a chainsaw nearby. Suddenly, a large limb fell directly on our client.The client sustained multiple compression fractures […]

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In 2008, Dewayne Sutton suffered a work injury in Ohio and reported the injury to his employer who  fired him  within one hour  without any given reasons and before the terminated employee could file a workers compensation claim. Mr Sutton’s Ohio workers comp claim was eventually allowed. He thereafter filed a lawsuit against his former […]

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